March 6, 2002
This chapter gathers together in a single concise guide all of the principles of the 10% solution. While much of this material has been presented earlier in this book, it is organized here for the purpose of providing a brief yet thorough reference.
1. What It Is
The 10% solution is a nutrition, exercise, and life-style program designed to maximize both the enjoyment of life and longevity. Through extensive medical and health research, the dietary and health principles have been shown to dramatically reduce the likelihood of developing major diseases that account for at least two-thirds of all deaths in the United States and other Western societies. The 10% solution also addresses the principal health risks of the Japanese diet and life-style. Other benefits include an immediate beneficial impact on health and well-being.